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Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
states take steps to distance themselves from gun manufacturers. in new york last week, the city school teachers pension fund sold off $13.5 million it held in stock with five gun makers. that followed action in california where the state teachers retirement system also stripped itself of $11.7 million of investments from three gun manufacturers. and the golden state's $254 billion public employees retirement system is also deciding whether to withdraw the $5 million worth of shares it holds in two companies. in chicago, mayor rahm emmanuel focused on banks, asking t.d. bank and bank of america to stop financing gun manufacturers. chicago's gun violence has placed it in the center of the national debate. michelle obama attended the funeral of hadiya pendleton who was shot to death near her school days after marching in the presidential inaugural parade and pendleton's parents joined mrs. obama as her guest at the state of the union speech last week. president obama returned to his hometown last week to stress the need for action on gun violence. >> last year there were 443 murders with
Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
the middle of the city's thriving adam's mortgage neighborhood. >> 35 years. >> okay. this year his rent cannot be raised by more than roughly 4%. that is a consumer price index, plus another 2%. but once the units are vacant, the rent controls are lifted. >> how much do you pay in rent? >> i pay close to $800. >> should you vacate, the landlord could charge what for the same place? >> they start at 3,163. >> he lives in columbia plaza in foggy bottom where george washington university students and long-time tenants buy for rent control apartments. >> around $2400. >> one bedroom? >> yup. >> rent control is not in danger of disappearing. but the rent control units is on a decline. >> this is 14th street in northwest washington and some of us have been here long enough to remember when homeowners and renters had to share this space with prostitutes and drug addicts. a one bedroom apartment could cost you $2 to $6,000 rent per month. >> none of the construction workers could consider a move here. the new units are not under rent control. >> prices all around the board. everything is h
Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
city of antwerp, which is the main diamond cartier in belgium, we have eight in every ten uncut diamond and five in every ten uncut diamonds. it's worth billions. >> sreenivasan: thanks so much. >> thanks for having me. >> sreenivasan: the civilian death toll in afghanistan has dropped for the first time in six years. a new report today from the united nations said more than 2,700 civilians died last year. that was down from more than 3,100 the previous year. still, violence claimed the lives of more women and girls, up 20% from 2011. the new data came a day after president hamid karzai banned afghan troops from calling in air strikes in residential areas. the former top u.s. commander in afghanistan is going to retire, instead of becoming the overall nato commander in europe. president obama announced today that marine general john allen will end his military career. allen's nomination for the nato post was put on hold last fall, amid questions about e-mail exchanges with a woman in florida. the general was cleared of all wrongdoing, but he said today he needs to focus on his w
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